Miami, Jun 20 (EFE).- Former US president Donald Trump’s trial into allegations he kept classified documents at his Florida home is due to begin on August 14, according to a Tuesday court order.
Trump, the first current or former president in US history to face federal criminal allegations, was charged on June 13 with 37 counts of mishandling official documents while serving as president between 2017-2021.
The trial will be held at the US District Court in Fort Pierce, 208 kilometers north of Miami.
Special counsel Jack Smith, in charge of the investigation, assured that the trial against Trump and his assistant — Waltine “Walt” Nauta, Trump’s valet, who also has been charged — would be expeditious and in accordance with the public interest and the rights of the defendants.
Of the 37 charges, for which Trump has pleaded not guilty, 31 are for knowingly withholding US defense-related documents.
The former president and real estate mogul has also been charged with counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Some of these crimes are punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. EFE